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Go, Roulette Spideh!

July 15th, 2015

The Dragons of Legend 2 previews continue, this time with another Joey Wheeler card! And what is it that makes a Joey card a Joey card? Dice are a good place to start! Let’s take a look at Joey’s Roulette Spider, which he used to take down Espa Roba in Battle City!


Roulette Spider has been a fan favorite for a long time, and it’s finally making its debut as a Quick-Play Spell card that might turn the tide on an opponent’s attack. When their monster declares an attack, you’ll roll a 6-sided die and alter the attack based on what you land on. Here are all of the potential outcomes.

1: Halve your LP. This is the one you’d like to avoid. It offers no benefit – simply the risk you must take for the other effects of Roulette Spider.

2: Make that attack a direct attack. This part can be helpful or harmful depending on the situation. Switching the attack to a direct attack can actually save your monster from destruction, if you have the Life Points to spare. Rolling a 2 is also not so bad when the attack was already a direct attack to begin with (Those pesky Toons!). However, rolling a 2 can also mean the end of a Duel if you were relying on a blocker to keep your Life Points intact. As with any chance card, you’ll need to weigh the pros and cons of each potential outcome before you commit to Roulette Spider.

3: Choose 1 monster you control, change the attack target to it, and perform damage calculation. Here’s where things get good! You can shift the attack into a stronger monster and win the battle, dealing some damage when they weren’t expecting it. If you don’t have a stronger monster, you can at least divert the attack to a less important one.

4: Choose 1 other monster your opponent controls, change the attack target to it, and perform damage calculation. Now we’re talking! Making your opponent destroy their own monsters in battle is both helpful and demoralizing! This is the effect Joey used in his battle with Espa Roba – he forced Jinzo to attack Reflect Bounder, dealing massive damage! Of course, the television effect of Reflect Bounder worked a bit differently, making it cause a lot more chaos than it would in real life. Your opponent will need to have a monster to redirect the attack to, however, or this effect will do nothing.

5: Negate the attack, and if you do, inflict damage to your opponent equal to that monster’s ATK. Your Roulette Spider acts as a Magic Cylinder here. The attack is completely prevented, and your opponent takes a ton of damage too.

6: Destroy that opponent’s monster. Not much to say here. Their attack is prevented and they’re out a monster! Now you’re free to make a counterattack on your own turn.

One of the coolest parts of Roulette Spider is that it does not target the attacking monster, or do anything at all upon activation! None of its effects are decided or applied until Roulette Spider resolves, so if your opponent wants to use some kind of protective card, they’ll have to play it without knowing what Roulette Spider is even going to do!

Since Roulette Spider has only one truly negative effect, one that’s good or bad depending on the situation, and four awesome effects, you end up with generally a two-thirds chance of a positive outcome. Those are some nice odds for a Joey card! You’ll find Roulette Spider starting July 17th, in Dragons of Legend 2.